KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A retired professor and his wife have pledged a $1 million gift from their estate to the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Education.
UMKC officials say the commitment is the largest by an individual in the education school's history.
The gift comes from Warren Wheelock, a professor emeritus, and his wife, Connie J. Campbell, a graduate of the School of Education.
It will go toward the Warren Wheelock Scholarship in Reading Education. A past president of the Kauffman Foundation established the scholarship in 1995 to honor Wheelock and his contributions to education.